| Nov 28, 2010
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
Christian Lander: The author of "Whiter Shades of Pale: The Stuff White People Like, Coast to Coast, From Seattle's Sweaters to Maine's Microbrews" will present and sign his new book. Book Soup,...
| Dec 4, 2010
Among the advantages of the iPad or other e-reader is that no great book need ever again suffer the sad fate of my paperback copy of "Art and Ardor" by Cynthia Ozick. The essay collection was published in 1983, but by the time it came to me, plucked...
| Aug 5, 2010
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz came by to talk about 32nd annual the Seaside Summer Concert Series at Asser Levy/Seaside Park, the 28th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series at Wingate Field in Crown Heights/Central Brooklyn and the...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 1:30 AM
1895: Oscar Wilde's final play, ''The Importance of Being Earnest,'' opened at the St. James's Theatre in London.
1929: The ''St. Valentine's Day Massacre'' took place in a Chicago garage as seven rivals of Al Capone's gang were gunned down.
| Jan 2, 2011
Bruce Chatwin, the brilliant English writer and stylish nomad, died from AIDS in late 1989. His memorial service, held in a Greek Orthodox Cathedral in London on the day that Ayatollah Khomeini handed a death sentence to Chatwin's friend Salman Rushdie,...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 7:03 AM
It all starts with the voice.
Paul Reubens, better known as Pee-wee Herman, created that voice that sounds helium-induced back in his school days. Now it has taken him to an HBO special, "The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway," airing Saturday, March 19....
| Apr 9, 2011
"The wonderful thing about making records is something comes out you never expected," explains Ray Davies, who knows of what he speaks. In nearly five decades as leader of one of rock's great bands, the Kinks, and as a solo artist, Davies has been...
| May 20, 2011
| 8:39 AM
David Fitzpatrick got a phone call after his essay appeared in the New Haven Review . It was a literary agent who invited him to turn it into a book. The essay, called “My Decade on Broadway,” is a spare, aching and tender reflection on life...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 7:35 AM
Indian-British novelist Salman Rushdie (pictured) will appear at Eastern Connecticut State University to kick off the college's Annual Arts and Lecture Series. He has led an illustrious, nearly forty-year-long career in literature, which recently hit a...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 4:34 PM
The intelligence group Site monitors jihadist chats on the internet. The group found several posts on a website that threaten late night talk show host David Letterman`s life. Site uncovered post suggesting that someone, quote 'cute the tongue of this...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 3:40 PM
What do I have in common with a growing list of authors that include Salman Rushdie, Lemony Snicket, Gloria Steinem and Alice Walker? If you said we’re regulars at Mario’s deli, you’d be wrong. Except in my case, where you would have...
| Dec 6, 2011
It has its heart in the right place. It has a great cast. It will get nominated for lots of awards.
It’s an entertaining film, but very flawed.
It’s the story of black maids in Mississippi in the ‘60s, working for rich white families...